Just ran across this old post: Stress factor 100000000 and Mother’s Day just happened. I read all the memes and tributes and whatnot. I felt wistful that I couldn’t call my own mom. Though I am happy for those with good relationships with their moms. The partner that I live with called his mom and she was effusive about the gift I sent her. My other partner doesn’t have a relationship with his mom so he likely spent the day making chainmail, playing Kerbel and the like.
My mental health month fundraiser hasn’t attracted much attention so that makes me sad. It’s here if you want to take a look. https://www.booster.com/intomentalhealth I added more color and style choices as well as a donate button for those who wish to support the campaign without getting a t-shirt.
Had a burst of energy and cleaned the parrots cages. Also left the house and dropped by the pharmacy and visited Penzeys for more ginger (for my nausea) and a yummy spice mix that we ran out of. V. tired now though. Will probably curl up and stay inside for a day or two. Feeling very drained.
Mental Health America has a list of things to boost your mental health http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/31-tips-boost-your-mental-health Some of them are geared towards those who are higher functioning that I am (people with money, energy and good health). However, #27 is something I can do and something I enjoy. I have blank cards that have somehow accumulated over time and I sent out some last week. It made me smile. I will try to send out another one this week if I can find current addresses of my friends. I used to keep an updated address book (on paper!).
All in all, it’s only Wednesday and it’s been a very emotional week especially with all the political turmoil. Plus that very emotional piece in the Atlantic. I also just read this Captain Awkward bit and so close to my mother’s day wistfulness, it wrecked me.
I have bills coming due or past due. I was thankfully able to pay a few through the generosity of others. Trying to focus more energy into making rather than into fretting. My disability claim is still pending. Not sure how much longer I’ll be in limbo in that regards.